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Pre-Physical Therapy

College of Lake County
4 semesters
Associate's degree
Scholarships available

Program description

Pre-Physical Therapy

Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a baccalaureate degree in these pre-professional programs ordinarily follow the Biological Sciences or Chemistry curricula. All students must complete the general education requirements in order to earn the A.A. or A.S. degree. Students should become familiar as soon as possible with the requirements of the institution to which they plan to transfer. Students should choose electives only after consulting with an advisor. All course prerequisites must be met.

Admission requirements

All course prerequisites must be met. Additionally, students are required to select one course from the International/Multicultural list on page 28 and a course indicated with a + sign in the list below to meet graduation requirements. A grade of C or better is required for all English course requirements.

To qualify for unconditional admission to these programs, students must provide evidence that they have attained a certain level of knowledge in the arts and sciences through previous learning.

Evidence may be provided by observing the following procedures:

  1. Successfully complete the admission requirements.
  2. Submit either a high school transcript or a student profile report from the American College Testing (ACT) Program

International Students test scores required for placement in college level classes:

For the College’s academic college-level programs, students must verify their language proficiency by:

  • a minimum score of 153 on the Language Skills section of the College of Lake County Academic Proficiency Test
  • a minimum TOEFL score of 527 on the Paper Based Test, 197 on the Computer Based Test, 71 on the Internet Based Test
  • ELI Accuplacer score of 320 or higher
  • 6.0 – Academic Format – on the IELTS
  • ELS Language Centers, Completing Level 112

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the website.

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Program content

First Semester

  • English Composition I
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • General Biology
  • Calculus I and Analytic Geometry

Second Semester

  • English Composition II
  • Advanced Composition: Scientific and Technical Communications
  • Critical Thinking or other Humanities Elective
  • General Chemistry I
  • Anatomy & Physiology I

Third Semester

  • Fundamentals of Speech
  • Anatomy and Physiology II
  • General Physics I
  • Business Statistics

Fourth Semester

  • Introduction to Anthropology or other Social Science Elective
  • Introduction to the Performing Arts or other Fine Arts Elective
  • General Chemistry II
  • Lifespan Development
  • Exercise Physiology

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the website for more information.

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees for Spring 2021 (per credit hour):

  • In-district: $125.00
  • Out-of-district: $322.00
  • Out-of-state and international residents: $436.00

For more information about tuition fees, please visit the website.


Degree: Associate in Science

Career opportunities

Physical Therapist

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About this institute

College of Lake County

The College of Lake County (CLC) is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves. CLC is located in Grayslake, Illinois, 45 minutes northwest of Chicago, Illinois. There...

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College of Lake County

19351 West Washington Street
60030 Grayslake Illinois
United States of America (USA)

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